Handmade Summer Into Fall


Last week we talked about back to school which must mean that we’re edging toward fall. I like to buy as many multi-purpose and multi-season items as I can, so I have spent this week thinking about how to extend our summer purchases into the autumn days ahead. This week I focused on a particular color scheme – orange, rust, amber and red – that will still look fresh in the coming months when the leaves start to change.

My first find this week is a gorgeous photo from The Garden Shed. Gerbera Daisies always lend a cheerful touch to your wall and the vibrant color will help perk up any dark corner.


The transition time between summer and fall is a perfect opportunity to break out some funky and fashionable jewelry. This crochet necklace from Ne Vous Installez Pas will help you make every day feel special and stylish.


While you may not want to undertake a full kitchen makeover for each season, there are small accessories in your kitchen and dining room that you can switch out to pep things up. This bowl from K.B. Originals, etc. is the perfect accessory for the season. Actually, it’s so lovely, you might just want to keep it out year round.


This Cicada brooch from Hare and Drum’s House of Color is also one of those accessories that you might want to keep handy throughout the year. The cicada motif beautifully embroidered here is sure to perk up scarves, blazers and sweaters, after you’re done pinning it on summer bags and clutches.


Last up this week is this stunning journal and bookmark featuring a witches of Macbeth theme. Not only does Macbeth feel appropriate for back to school days, but the color and design of this journal will set you apart wherever you take it. This set is available from Immortal Longings.


I hope these choices inspire you to think about how you can carry summer into fall with color palettes. Join me next week when we get ready for Labor Day with some special handmade goodies!

  • Handknit Hugs
  • Twirly Fabulous Upcycled Sweater Skirts
  • A pincushion for every day
  • Fiber Jewelry by Susan Sanders
  • Photographic Collages by Matthew Parker
  • Fabric Balloon Ball For Big & Little Kids
  • Rainbow Crochet Toasties
  • "Brass" Knuckles Wood Teether

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